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Man jailed over coward's punch

The Age/AAP

October 20,2016

A man who drunkenly punched a stranger at a Perth bar, knocking him unconscious and causing serious head injuries, has been jailed for a year.

Tristan Ceccato, 22, and Brent Robert Johnston, 21, were at the Amplifier Bar in January when they bumped into each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCTV captures the moment Brent Johnston launches at an unsuspecting Tristan Ceccato at Amplifier. 

"In the state that you were in you should not have been in the nightclub at all," he told Johnston.

"Other patrons should not have been at risk of your simmering antagonism.

Judge Staude said the victim could not see the attack coming and could do nothing to protect himself.

"This was an offence aggravated by the fact that it was entirely unprovoked," he said.

Tristan Ceccato after he suffered injuries to his head, face, teeth and jaw.

Tristan Ceccato after he suffered injuries to his head, face, teeth and jaw. 

Mr Ceccato  described the assault and its aftermath as a nightmare and the worst experience of his life, the court heard.

Judge Staude noted Johnston was shocked and sickened by his own actions, and was remorseful.

CCTV captures the moment  Brent Johnston launches at an unsuspecting Tristan Ceccato at Amplifier.

CCTV captures the moment Brent Johnston launches at an unsuspecting Tristan Ceccato at Amplifier. 

"You appreciate that the victim may have been traumatised by the event, as I'm satisfied he has been," he said.

Johnston, who pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, will be eligible for parole after serving six months behind bars.

- AAP